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3 Lessons that Helped Me Start a Profitable Digital Business in 2021

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Garry Kasparov launches a community-first chess platform

TechCrunch

Four years ago, MasterClass, a platform that sells celebrity-taught classes, invited chess legend Garry Kasparov to teach a class. He said yes, but soon realized that creating a message that could satisfy a majority of players was a “struggle throughout the process.”.

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2021 Midwest Venture Showcase to Feature 57 Companies Actively Seeking Funding

StartupNation

The 2021 Midwest Venture Showcase , a partnership between the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) and InvestMidwest , will showcase 57 companies actively seeking funding to an audience of top-tier investors, entrepreneurs, researchers and business executives at the virtual event on April 27 to 28, 2021.

How Amy Porterfield Generated $40 Million From 8 Online Courses

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Her online marketing skills are entrepreneurial diamonds. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». business entrepreneurship work selling online-marketing

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Sales scheduling platform Chili Piper raises $33M Series B funding led by Tiger Global

TechCrunch

Chili Piper , which has a sophisticated SaaS appointment scheduling platform for sales teams, has raised a $33 million B round led by Tiger Global. Existing investors Base10 Partners and Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI-focused VC) also participated.

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Goldman Sachs leads $23M in funding for Brazilian e-commerce startup Olist

TechCrunch

Olist , a Brazilian e-commerce marketplace integrator, has raised $23 million in a Series D round extension led by new investor Goldman Sachs Asset Management that brings its total Series D financing to $80 million.

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Investors, Entrepreneurs Prepare For ACA 2021 - Summit of Angel Investing

Angel Capital Association

By: Sarah Dickey, ACA Membership Director Investors and entrepreneurs from the Pacific Northwest and around the world will reunite in Portland and online May 4-6 for ACA 2021 - The Summit of Angel Investing!

Cloud kitchen startup JustKitchen to go public on the TSX Venture Exchange

TechCrunch

JustKitchen , a cloud kitchen startup, will start trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Venture Exchange on Thursday morning. It is doing a direct listing of its common shares, having already raised $8 million at a $30 million valuation.

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Afterpay Business Model | How Afterpay Makes Money?

Feedough

In just 5 years, Afterpay has carved its presence into Australian and international markets, with an increasing number of customers adapting to its innovative interest-free payment solution that lets them buy first and pay later.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Coinbase’s direct listing alters the landscape for fintech and crypto startups

TechCrunch

Coinbase’s direct listing was a massive finance, startup and cryptocurrency event that impacted a host of public and private investors, early employees, and crypto-enthusiasts.

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A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Last night I watched the NY Knicks win their fourth straight game on the road in New Orleans. They are now 29-27 and have a fighting chance of being a.500 team this season with only 16 regular season games left. This is essentially the same team that went 21-45 last year. Elfrid Payton, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, Taj Gibson, and Reggie Bullock were all on that 21-45 team. What changed? The coach is what changed.

Do you fit the mold for the next generation of values-driven VCs?

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Jonathan Greechan. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Jonathan Greechan is co-founder of the world's largest pre-seed accelerator, Founder Institute , has run over 100 webinars including 100,000+ live attendees, and is one of Meetup's most active organizers.

Deep Dive Mini Series: Coaching on How to Survive A Deep Dive Meeting

The Seraf Compass

As most investors know, the next step after an initial pitch is usually a longer format “deep dive” type of meeting. In Prepping an Entrepreneur for a Deep Dive Meeting with Investors, we talked about what a deep dive meeting is, and, more importantly, how to help prepare an entrepreneur for one.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Feels is a new dating app with profiles that look more personal

TechCrunch

Meet Feels , a new French startup that wants to change how dating apps work. According to the company, scrolling through photos and reading descriptions tend to be a boring experience.

[TytoCare in The Jerusalem Post] Independence Day: The technologies making Israel proud in 2021

OurCrowd

As Israel celebrates 73 years of independence, the country has cemented its place as a global tech powerhouse, with more than 60 privately-held ‘unicorns’ valued at more than $1 billion; more than 80 Israeli publicly traded companies listed in the United States; and some of the most innovative ideas and technologies in the world. Read more here.

C2i, a genomics SaaS product to detect traces of cancer, raises $100M Series B

TechCrunch

If you or a loved one has ever undergone a tumor removal as part of cancer treatment, you’re likely familiar with the period of uncertainty and fear that follows. Will the cancer return, and if so, will the doctors catch it at an early enough stage?

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[D-ID in The Jerusalem Post] Independence Day: The technologies making Israel proud in 2021

OurCrowd

As Israel celebrates 73 years of independence, the country has cemented its place as a global tech powerhouse, with more than 60 privately-held ‘unicorns’ valued at more than $1 billion; more than 80 Israeli publicly traded companies listed in the United States; and some of the most innovative ideas and technologies in the world. Read more here.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Lingoda, an on-demand online language school with live instructors and Zoom classrooms, raises $68M

TechCrunch

A startup out of Berlin that’s built and grown a successful online language learning platform based around live teachers and virtual classrooms is announcing some funding today to continue expanding its business.

Do you “over-welcome” your new employees?

Berkonomics

A story of a CEO attuned to creating great company culture. A CEO friend of mine who managed her one-hundred-person remote workforce as a virtual company told me her story of how she welcomed new employees as she grew her firm. Strike that. She over-welcomed her new employees.

Walmart helps push Cruise’s latest investment round to $2.75B

TechCrunch

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle company aiming to deploy robotaxis in San Francisco and Dubai , has added Walmart as an investor in an extended fundraising round that has grown to $2.75 billion. The company said it has a post-money valuation of more than $30 billion.

YC Companies Looking for Summer 2021 Interns

Y Combinator

With summer just around the corner, YC startups have projects that could benefit from the help of industrious student interns. Over 20 startups have posted open positions on YC’s Work at a Startup, which range from engineering to marketing to sales and more.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Altman brothers lead B2B payment startup Routable’s $30M Series B

TechCrunch

We all know the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital adoption in a number of areas, particularly in the financial services space. Within financial services, there are few spaces hotter than B2B payments.

[Influitive in WFMZ] Influitive Earns Two 2021 Top Rated Awards From TrustRadius

OurCrowd

TORONTO, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Influitive Corporation, a leading provider of customer advocacy and engagement software, has been recognized by TrustRadius with a 2021 Top Rated Award in Customer Advocacy and Community.

Yak Tack is a super simple app to boost vocabulary

TechCrunch

Word nerds with a love for linguistic curiosities and novel nomenclature that’s more fulsome than their ability to make interesting new terms stick will be thrilled by Yak Tack : A neat little aide – mémoire (in Android and iOS app form) designed for expanding (English) vocabulary, either as a native speaker or language learner.

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[Arbe Robotics in NoCamels] 9 Israeli-Founded Companies Reach Unicorn Status In 1st Quarter Of 2021

OurCrowd

Israel’s “Startup Nation” bona fides have been firmly established over the past decade. With a population of approximately nine million and home to some 6,500 startups, Israel has the largest number of startups per capita in the world. Read more here.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.